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Travel Blogs from Ho Chi Minh City
HE SAID: This is one of the crazier cities so far. Mopeds everywhere. Not lined up in a row, but 4-5 thick and hundreds deep. If you wait for a break in traffic to cross the street, you may miss your flight home. Before our trip we saw videos of people trying to cross the street & I just assumed that was THE busy street in Saigon. Not the case …
... woman who ran the bar picked up a 5ft plank of wood and caved its head in right by my foot! Blood spewed everywhere out the back of it’s head, but it was still alive running around. She then attempted to flick it onto the road and flicked it onto a group of Vietnamese lads in front of us who all screamed (at least I didn’t do that) before absolutely pummelling it to death in the middle of the road like some sort of Bear Grylls excercise. It was absolutely ...
... time there are 3 other guests (Marlene, Norbert and Jerry) and Anton is joining us. It’s great to have other people around, the kids play amongst themselves and we can have adult conversations. The kids eat before we do and then watch DVDs. Nice and relaxing time. I dive once a day and Anna usually dives twice. We’re enjoying diving again, specially when there are lots of corals. Anna does one night dive and sees a shark and lobster. Anton is showing the kids the ...
... having a Vietnamese feast. The chef is actually highly accomplished, having trained at Alinea in Chicago, and Daniel in NYC, so he really knows his food. He was actually remarkable when he would tell us what was in each dish, down to even the most delicate herbs and spices. We spent the evening sitting on the floor, around coal fires, in crowded local jaunts eating food that was prepared on the pavement, on the main road or in the most obscure of side alleys. It ...
... outside of Saigon. This may be because they used the same tour operator as I did who took 4 hours to travel 70 km. The tunnels were pretty fun to crawl about in and the guide was happy to demonstrate the effectiveness of the traps and Vietcong against the Americans. To a group of smiling Americans.
After three days I was running out of time and had to get a 17hour train ride to Danang, which nowadays I can do standing on my head, just the other passengers don't like it.
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center